January 31, 2023:Sagarmatha National Park Solukhumbu has requested two airports not to allow helicopters without route permits and flight permits to fly in the Park area.
A letter has been sent to Phaplu Airport and Tenzing Hillary Airport Lukla to send the helicopter only after checking whether the park’s entrance permission and helicopter landing permission, have been obtained or not.
Bhumiraj Upadhyay, the chief conservation officer of the park, informed that strict action was taken after the helicopter company began flying indiscriminately in the Park area. Before this, the park has also given the warning to take control of helicopters that land in the parking area without permission.
The office of the park has said that from February 1st, they will take control and take action against the helicopters that are landed in the Park area without permission.